Personal information

First name and surname: Miguel Blanco Otano


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Data scientist. Expert in data analysis. Programming in different languages. Used to learn fast and able to adapt to different topics or environments. High level of English, French and Spanish.


PhD in Physics. UPMC (Université Pierre et Marie Curie), Paris. France. 2014.

Main training courses during PhD: ISAAP (International School of Astroparticle Physics), Paris, 2012; SOS (School of Statistics), Autrans, 2014. Dealing with scientific literature, Orsay, 2014.

Diploma of Advanced Studies for the Doctorate in Physics and Mathematics (Spanish master equivalence) at the “Universidad de Alcalá”. Spain. 2009.

Master in “Research on teaching and learning in experimental science, social science and mathematics”. Quality mention of the “Ministerio de educación y ciencia” of the Spanish Government. Universidad de Extremadura. Spain. 2007.

CAP (curso de aptitud pedagógica), training courses for teachers. Universidad de Extremadura. Spain. 2007.

Degree in Physics. Universidad de Extremadura. Spain. 2006.


Spanish (native).

English (high level written and spoken; “Advanced” Official certification of the British Council; PhD written in English).

French (high level written and spoken; 5 years lived in France and 4 months lived in Switzerland).

Chinese (basic level spoken).

German (basic level written and spoken).

Galician (high level written and spoken).

Experience and references

Data scientist in Good Rebels as a member of the DataTech Hub. Since 2018.

Data scientist in 8Belts and responsible for the I+D+i area. 2016-2018.

LPNHE (Laboratoire de Physique Nucléaire et de Hautes Énergies) for the Pierre Auger Observatory. January 2012 – December 2014. Paris, France. Reference: Antoine Letessier-Selvon. Tasks: PhD thesis described bellow. Participation in the field in the development of prototypes. ‘Offline’ software package development. Analysis of big sets of data and simulation. Development of new analysis tools and methods.

Theoretical physics department of the «Universidad Autónoma de Madrid» for the CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) at CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire, Switzerland). Mars 2011 – December 2011. Madrid, Spain. Reference: Jorge Fernández de Trocóniz. Tasks: Software development for the DTTF module data taking monitoring. Developing programming tools to the quality control of the trigger system.

Physics department of the «Universidad de Alcalá» for the Pierre Auger Observatory. January 2009 – December 2010. Alcalá de Henares, Spain. Reference: German Ros. Tasks: GRID technology. State of art in “Cosmological neutrinos”. Software development to neutrinos Extensive Air Showers.

Theoretical physics department of the «Universidad Autónoma de Madrid» for the CMS at CERN. July 2008 – December 2008. 4 months in Geneva and 2 months in Madrid. Reference: Jorge Fernández de Trocóniz. Tasks: Software development for the DTTF module data taking monitoring. Developing programming tools to the quality control of the trigger system.

Computation electromagnetism department of the «Universidad de Alcalá». September 2007 – June 2008. Alcalá de Henares, Spain. Tasks: Computer tools development over ray tracing techniques to locate antennas in wireless systems. Research in the field of remote communications, ray tracing, analysis of Radar Cross Section of complex targets, advanced computational geometry.

Visits abroad

Stages (2 months each in average) at Pierre Auger Observatory (Argentina). Years 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014. Including data taking shifts for the observatory fluorescence detector, internal conferences of the Collaboration, visits to UNLP (Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina) and work in the field with prototypes, surface detectors and radio detectors.

Stages at CERN at Geneva (Switzerland). 4 months 2008 and 1 month in 2011. Including data taking shifts in CMS control room.

Stage at LNF (Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati) (Italy) for data taking shifts at AMY. 1 week, 2012.

Participations in training courses and conferences in different countries and experiments.

Based 4 years in Madrid (2007-2011) and 3 years in Paris (2012-2014).


PhD thesis

Different approaches to determine the composition of the ultra-high energy cosmic rays in the Pierre Auger Observatory. Advisor: Antoine Letessier-Selvon. Defended on December 12th, 2014. Available at: 

Main journal articles (short author list articles)

Billoir, P., Settimo, M., & Blanco, M. (2016). Exploiting the geomagnetic distortion of inclined atmospheric showers. Astroparticle Physics, 74(C), 14–26. 

Letessier-Selvon, A., Billoir, P., Blanco, M., Maris, I. C., & Settimo, M. (2014). Layered water Cherenkov detector for the study of ultra high energy cosmic rays. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, A767, 41–49.

Blanco, M., & Mellado Jiménez, V. (2008). La cuántica en los libros de texto de 2º de bachillerato. Campo Abierto: Revista De Educación, 27(2), 49–72.

Journal articles through international collaborations (long author list articles)

46 articles (2009-2015) with the Pierre Auger Collaboration, mainly dedicated to study the Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays. Available at:

23 articles (2010) from the CRAFT experiments at CMS at CERN. Available at:

Coordinated books

J. Aguado, M. Blanco, G. Ros & M. A. Hidalgo. Terceras Jornadas de Jóvenes Investigadores de la Universidad de Alcalá. UAH Obras colectivas. 2011. ISBN 978-84-8138-925-8.

Collaboration work, congress contributions and outreach talks

Collaboration work

Internal notes (confidential) inside the Pierre Auger Collaboration and talks at the Collaboration meetings (2012-2014).

Congress contributions

Rodríguez Frías, M. D., M. Blanco, et al. (2009). An alternative polycrystalline Pb-Se uncooled IR sensor for the MWIR Camera of the JEM-EUSO space mission. Technology& Instrumentation in Particle Physics 2009. Tsukuba, Japón.

Colombo, E., M. Blanco, et al. (2009). AMIGA: un infill del Observatorio Pierre Auger. (AMIGA: an infill in Pierre Auger Observatory). XXXII Bienal RSEF. Ciudad Real.

Morales de los Ríos, J. A., M. Blanco, et al. (2009). Simulación de cascadas atmosféricas (EAS) generadas por neutrinos cósmicos de extremadamente alta energía (EHECR) para el observatorio espacial JEM-EUSO. (Simulation of Extrensive Air Showers produced by neutrinos of Ultra High energy for the JEM-EUSO space observatory). XXXII Bienal RSEF. Ciudad Real.

Pacheco, N., M. Blanco, et al. (2009). Sistema de Adquisición y Control del Telescopio de Muones BATATA (Buried Array Telescope AT Auger). (Data taking and control system of the muon telescope). XXXII Bienal RSEF. Ciudad Real. 

Ros, G., M. Blanco, et al. (2009). Rayos Cósmicos ultra-energéticos: sobre la determinación de la energía en los experimentos de superficie. (Ultraenergetic cosmic rays: about the determination of the energy in surface experiments). XXXII Bienal RSEF. Ciudad Real.

Algar, M. J., M. Blanco, et al. (2008). Nueva herramienta software para el cálculo de la RCS de blancos complejos con n-efectos (New software tool to the calculus of RCS in complex tarjets with n-efects). URSI 2008. Madrid, España. 

Cátedra, F., M. Blanco, et al. (2008). Analysis of large antennas and arrays by using an hybrid window technique. 30th ESA workshop2008. Noordwijk, Netherlands. 

Lozano, L., M. Blanco, et al. (2008). Depth-limited search applied to compute n-order reflections in the analysis of the RCS. AP/S IEEE2008. San Diego, EE.UU. 

Lozano, L., M. Blanco, et al. (2008). Computer code for the efficient calculation of the RCS of complex target with multiple bounces. AP/S IEEE2008. San Diego, EE.UU.

Outreach talks

Five outreach talks inside the European Week of Astroparticle Physics. October 10-17, 2009. Spain. At Science college of Universidad de Alcalá (Alcalá de Henares); Science college of “Universidad de Extremadura” (Badajoz); Ateneo de Badajoz (Badajoz); IES (Secondary school) Maestro Domingo Cáceres de Badajoz (Badajoz); IES (Secondary school) Eugenio Frutos (Guareña, Badajoz).

Other capacities and skills 

Social capacities and skills

Communication capacity, listening to others. Able to discuss and work in English, French or Spanish. Team work and cooperation. Dynamic and responsible for assigned tasks.

Techniques capacities and skills 

Analysis capacity, summary and modeling. Writing skills for small reports, papers or major works like PhD thesis.

Computer capacities and skills

Mac OS, Windows and Linux. Office automation packages, emails, browsers, website edition, educational platforms, FTP, audio and video edition, geometrical design and collaborative tools. Programming (FORTRAN, C++, ROOT, LaTex and bash at high level; HTML, MATLAB and JAVA at intermediate level). Grid technology.

Other capacities and skills

Organized. Good oral and written expression (Spanish, English, French and Galician). Creative. Observation and positive critic skills. Positive and motivator. Highly motivated to learn. Driving license.


Music (guitar, singing and trumpet). Sports (running and football). Literature (narrative and poetry).